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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
ROUNTREE BROS., Publishers. TALLitLAII, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURI)AY .J AN' AIY 1 . 1913.
mu mR-m Ii ii u in
NEWS OF LOUISIANA
Call Issued for Meeting of State
Board of Liquidation to
Meet This Week.
TO HOLD EXAMINATION SOOIn
Questions In Hands of Printer-Janu
ary 30, 31 and February 1,
Dates Set.
,Western Newspaper Union New .,ervice.
. Baton Rouge.--Governor Hall has is
Ise  a call for a meeting of the State
Board of Liquidation to be held in
Baton Rouge this week for the pur
pose of arranging for the issuance of
$11,000,000 worth of bonds necessary
for the refunding of the state debt,
which becomes due January 1, 1914.
The board met two months ago, dis.
eaussed the question of refunding the
debt, and appointed a committee head
ed by State Treasurer Smith to
get data in regard to the lithograph.
-ag of the state bonds. These facts
i.have been secured and will be pro
M eted to the board.
Arrangements will have to be made
:bat for the printing of the bonds.
The state will then have to adver
ue the bonds for sale, and the state
Ls determined upon an outright sale
'V the bonds rather than exchange.
TSe proceeds of the sale of the new
beads will, of course, be devoted ex
-elusively to taking up the outstanding
- d bonds, due within a year.
The Board of Liquidation is eom
p sed of Governor Hall, Secretary of
.ate Hebert, State Auditor Capde
'sQe, State Treasurer Ledoux Smith,
,thimtesant Governor Barrett and
b eaker Thomas.
The state of Louisiana began the
aw year (1913) with a small balance
is the fiscal agency banks. The total
in deposit by the state is only $849,
,.1.91, of which $400,000 is in the
a esstry banks and $449,941.91 In the
Sltms New Orleans banks.
TEACHERS EXAMINATION
bstglm In Hands of Printer-County
ate s , Iaasing Points.
Newspaper Union News Service.
iemge.-The State Teachers'
ii committee, through its
*paldilrt, A. J. Caldwell, of Ham
4i, has announced the following
-d io at the next regular and ,special
Semmnathan for teachers of louisiana
hae wish to secure a certificate to
sh Inn the public schools: January
"4 and 31 and Feruary 1, at each par
p asat, under the supervision of the
superintendent. The questions
ae new with the printer, and the gen.
e t nstructions will be forwarded
tSo superintendents within the next
days. This will be the second ex
ilation held by this committee.
The grade for the first examination
hf· be sent out this :-eek. The com
ste,' although slow in grading the
ISm s in August, will examine these
- sem with greater dispatch, as the
ger terms and system for the hand
N5 the papers have been gotton up.
MINTER ACCIDENTALLY SHOT
T thes Hold of Leaded Gun by Muzzle,
Fat Slips and Gun is Discharged.
Nel sppesr Unton News Service.
latke Charles. - Norris Fereman,
gid 15 yars, son of Henry Pbreman,
SMms Bluffat, and a nephew of Al
m . P. Moreman, of this ity, ao
shot and killed himself
hinting near his tather's home
lMes Bluff. Preman was shot tin
n5ht side mnd lived only an hour
a haterlf IP accident. He
his boat the river and gt
learis the un in the boat. 8e
a rabbit, he stepped back to the
io get his gn, caught the weapon
ba masle and was drawing it to
lm when his foot slipped and
emm~~er cau t on the side of the
ga discharged the gun, the
entering his sile.
Many Dllarie In Taxes.
Rougs--Btweem 2,500 and
pall taxes were paid for 1912,
to the seriffs aotlee. The
balr paid at the sherifr office
SI&00, and the total on the 1912
barg this moath w over $0,.
The total city taxes paid to City
Ricaud was #10,000, more
la amount and anmbe than last
The total city taxes paid for
is ever $seW.
.-Hog chaler is sti beang
ma thrmers who have used the
l reportl g success. The bar
1Sm to be respeonsible for the
Sa Guard Changes.
Rcgh-.Adjutant General Mob
has sued the following order
the promotions and resign.
the Lauina National Guard
the pmst month: Promotion-
HReoace A. Knowles to be
it Omanar y F, lirut Infatry;
U tes t James C. Casserly,
Gg Melsteaa, Battery A, Bat.
ntr a Artillery. Rasirgn
Usateasat Harry LI
BOARD MEETING HELD
East Louisiana Hospital Officials Pass
on Several Matters.
West-rn Newspaper Union News Serveice.
Jackson, La.-A meeting of. the
board of administrators of the., Eis'
Louisiana Hospital for Insane was held
here last week attended by Dr. J. W.
Lea, vice president; Colonel J. W.
Nicholson, of Baton Rouge; Julius Ad
ler, of Wilson; H. W. White and "Max
Sampson, of New Orleans, and A. J.
Cammack, of New Iberia.
Bids were opened for the contract
to furnish the institution with beet
for next year, and the contract was
awarded to R. E. Thompson, of Wilson.
The following banks were elected
Sfiscal agents for next year: Whitney
Central National Bank of New Or
leans, the Bank of Baton Rouge and
the Capital City Bank of Baton Rouge.
The purchase of a new motor car to
operate on the railroad from Jackson
to McManus, which is owned by the
hospital, was authorized.
The purchase by the hospital of the
plantation near McManus station, for
merly owned by J. W. Taylor, has
been consummated and the deeds to
the property duly signed.
The superintendent was authqrized
to proceed at once to have the old
Taylor home, which is one of the hand
somest antebellum homes in this sec
tion of the state, renovated and
equipped with sanitary and other con
veniences for occupation by the pa
tients. It is intended to devote a large
part of the plantation, which contains
1,000 acres, to raising truck for the
Northern markets, and it is expected
that suitable arrangements can be
made to ship truck from McManus
station.
The building to accomodate the
criminal insane, which was provided
for by the. last Legislature, will be
constructed on this property, and work
on it will begin at once.
I. A. Robbins, who has been holding
the position of druggist and treasurer,
resigned, and Charles. E. Gillum, of
Jackson, was elected treasurer of the
board in his place.
NO ROOM FOR PATIENT)
Insane Being 'Cred foe In Parish Jall
at Baton Reage
solasg e*9eM uouln zodewdsae, uJsiesa
Baton Rouge.-While the East Baton
Rouge parish jail has not been offtl
cially turned into an tnsane asylum,
it practicmlly ameunts to that, as the
parish nbw has'In its keeping bight
persons who have been interdicted and
are ready for transportation to the
asylums. So far the sheriffs office
has been unable to get either the Jack
son or the Pineville asylum to receive
the Insane. Dr. Thomas and Dr. Pear
son have both.advised that they .wrd
crowded and did not have room for
more patients.
District Attorney Holeomb has ad
dressed a letter to the two institutions
requesting that they make provision
to receive these patients, and has also
addressed a letter to the police jury
calling its attention to the matter. It
costs the parish about $100 a month
to keep these men, some of whom have
been in the prison over six months.
Fingers Blown Off.
CruseL-While Joseph, the 11-yeasr
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Le
Blanc, was playing with a blasting cap
on the stove in their kitchen, he slap
ped the cap off the stove with his right
hand. It struck his left hand and ex
ploded, blowing two of his fingers
off and tearing open the palm of the
hand. One of the flngers was found
In the stove, the other was not located.
Manalfeld Establishel Quarrantlne.
M insfeld.- The local board of
health has established a quarantine
I agalinst HuaPter, 17 mles southwest of
imansfield, because of the prevalence
of meningitis at that place. All pas
senger travel over the M. I and T.
l R. ha been stopped, but freight and
mall is being transerred. There has
been ten eases and four deatis in
that town and yieity. ,
Shot In Stomach.
Paincourtville.-Joepwh Riviere, aged
15 years, returning from hunting with
hia father, Francois Riviere, acciden
tally shot himself last week. He was
reloading one of the barels of an old
time shotgun, when the other barrel
went off, receiving the full load of
shot in his stomach, causlng a dan
gerouea woan& He is not expeted to
live
Would Bar Mexltan Labor.
Shreveport.-The Shreveport Charn
ber of Commerce has passed a resolu
tioh authorizaing a telegrapic reaquest
to Luisid a co.gressiouaal representa.
ties to fapr an smendmaent of the 1
Dillingham-Barnett bill, now pending,
which, if passeE anamended, would
keep out of the United 8tatee the
Mexiean labor, which is of tremeOn
dous value to cotton growers, especial
ly in 'exas. i
Italian Allowed Bnd.
Franklla--A preliminary trial yaI
granted Tony Cavldo, who killed a
negro named Clarenos Smith, who ran
over and killed the young sister of
Cavldo. Judge Milling admitted thei
accused to $5,000 baiL The judge held
no fury would brlng tin a greater ver- "
diet aganst Csvido under the circum- I
stances than manslaughter. The do
cislon met with. uuversal approatL "
Cavido's bad was signed 'by promi
mant Italian lumum ,ai ew.
• : · .. , , .
S EN. JEFF DAVIS
DIES SUDDENLY
Without Warning Death Claims
Former Arkansas Governor.
III Ten Minutes.
NEWS SHOCKS WHOLE NATION
Doctor Enters Door in Time to See
Panent Fall Dead-End Was
Painless.
Western Newspaper U'nlon News Service.
Little Rock.-Senator Jeff Davis is
dead. This was the news-that startled
the capital city and Arkansas last
week.
Senator Davis was ill only a few
minutes before the end came. While
the Arkansas statesman had been un
der the care of physicians for some
Sthe no one thought that he was in
such a serious condition. Senator Da
vis had been taking a course of treat
ment for excessive tat with which he
has been troubled with of late and
only a short time before his death he
told his law partner in this city that
he had lost in weight and was feeling
much better in consequence.
1 While eating the evening meal on
Thursday of last week, Mr. Davis com
a plained of feeling ill and a physician
was summoned but when he arrived
he found Mr. Davis feeling much bet
I ter and pronounced the illness as
nothing serious. Mr. Davis and family
retired early, not dreaming of the
sudden end to come.
Shortly after midnight Wallace Da
vis. 24-year-old son of the senator
heard his father call and going into
his bedroom found his father sitting
up in bed. When asked what the trou
ble was he complained of feeling very
sick. Wallace Davis immediately sum
moned a doctor to attend his father.
The physician responded immediately
but as he entered the bed chamber the
senator fell over dead.
Death occurred at 12:35 a m. and
only ten minutes after Wallace Davis
heard his father call Death was ap
parently painless.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Lel.a, Carter Davis, to whbma he was
married in December, 1911, at Ozark,
Ark., and by his mother. Mrs. E. A.
Davis, who is now 82 years old and
who has been living with her son for
several years past.
He is also survived by eight chil
dren by his first marriage, which took
place 26 years ago, when Miss Ina
McKenzie of Russellville, Ark., became
his wife. These children are: Wal
lace, aged 24, Bessie, Linah, Janie,
Jeff Jr., Ina, Lucile and Lewis, the two
last named being twins, aged 11 year.
Four children by this marriage are
dead. Besides these immediate rela
tives, Senator Davis had a large num
ber of relatives throughout the state.
Sketch of Life.
Senator Jeff Davis was born in Lit
tie River county May 6, 1862. He was
admitted to the bar in Pope coun:v at
the age of 19 years. He was. elected
prosecuting attorney of the Fifth Ju
dicial district in 1892 and reelEdted in
1894. He was elected attorney general
of the state in 1898. In 19Q1 he was
elected governor of the state- nd re
elected In 1903 and 1905, being the
only governor of the state to serve
three terms. On February 2t, 1907,
he was elected to the United States
Senate for the term beginning March
4, 1907. His term would have expired
en March 4 of the present year.
Senator Davis' death came as a
shock to every one, many persons not
realiszag that the senater was tn any
way under the care of physicians.
When the news of the death reach
ed Washington great regret was ex
pressed for the. loss of the sopilar
statesman. -Ongress convened for
only a few minutes Friday morning
cut of respect for the deceased. The
following senators were appointed to
attend the funeral and represet con
Clarke of Arukansas, Bryan of Florl
da, Ashurst of Arsona, Martine of New
Jersey, Curtis of Kansas, Clapp of Mn
scota, O'Oorman of New York and
Pomirene of Ohio. Speaker Clark
named the following house committee
to attend the funeral: Representatives
Robinson, Goodwin, Macon, Craven,
Floyd, Olditeld and Jacoway, of Ark
ansus, Cullop of Indiana, Davenport of
Oklahoma, Nelson of Wisconsin, Mill
er of Minnesota, Greene of Vermont,
Reese of Kansas and Kinkald of Ne
breaks.
When Governor Donaghey learned
of the death of Mr. Davis he Imme
diately issued the followling procla
niatlon which caused all state busi
anes to be suspended for the day:
"Whereas, It has pleased Almighty
DYNAMITERS ALLOWED BOND
Judge Intimates That Commltal Wa
Very Hasty.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
C'hkaso.-Bonds aggregating $1,100,
000 mast be givenin the 32 of the 38
labor leaders, convicted of conspiracy
to transport dynamite are to take ad.
:vantage of the writ of supersedeas
granto by the United States Circuit
Court of Appeals in this ity.
-U thg·Ot Uk·I
God in His wisdom to remove from
our midst Hon. Jeff l)avis, formni,-rl
governor, and now U'nited States seu
ator from this State; and,
"Whereas, It is mteet and proper
I hat we pay due respect to his enrt
ory; now,
"Therefore, I, George W. I)onaghey,
governor of Arkansas, do hereby di
rect that all state departments be clos
RS ed for this day, and that all business
in same be suspended as an evidence
of respect for the memory of so promi
r.(nt a citizen and statesman, one who
has served the people of this state so
long."
State officals as a whole and with
out exception expressed themselves
as shocked and' grieved at the untime
ly ending of th senator. All sent
e their condole ' to the bereaved
family.
Governor George W. Donaghey made
the following statement:
"I am greatly grieved to learn ot
i the death of our distinguished senator,
and his family and friends have my
ed sircere sympathy. Although his ene
ist mies charged Senator Davis with a
great many faults, yet no one can
Mw deny that he has done a great deal of
lie good for Arkansas "
m- Political Tangle.
ne As a result of the death of Senator
in Davis a political question has arisen
a- with many complex sides. Who will
at- be the next senator? This is the
he
nd
he
tat
on
m
an
ed
et
as
ily
he
io lto
p m ry
m
er.
tly SENATOR JEFF DAVIS.
he question being asked 'everywhere.
Many possibilities have already been
ad suggested, among whom are- Q v. Geo
ris W. Donaghey, Gov-Elect Joq. T. Rob
LD- Inson, Attorney General Hal Norwood,
Stepheq Brundidge and many others.
n. It is within ths power of Gov. Dona
u ghey to appoint a successor to the sena
'k. atorship but the appointee would have
A. only a short time to serve as the con
ad stitution of the United States provides
or that an appointment is only good till
the legislature of a state meets and
il- elects a man or confirms the govern
Dk cr's appointment.
aa The question of selecting a success
me or to Mr. Davis will be settled by the
al- rext legislature in some manner pos
le, sibly by a special election for the pur
Fo pose. Mr. Davis' present term would
'. have expired next March. He was
re elected to another term at the last
Ia- election, however, and his election was
m- to have been confirmed at the coming
L** session of the legislature.
Mr. Davis was a unique figure In the
it. Politics of Arkansas. His principle
s support came from the country peo
at ple of the state of whom his constant
ad expression was that he was one.
ru. While the departed senator had been
in subjected to a great deal of criticism
al by the-press of the countryr he was not
t the man pictured by them. He was
.e. straightforward in his manner and
he stuck to his friends and made a prae
,e tice of working for the class he claim
-, ed to represent, the farumers and poor
es men of the state.
Eh When Mr. Davis arst took his seat in
c congres he created a sensation
throughout the country by maknlag a
a speech during the first term of his
ot senatorship. This was breaking all
previous..precedents for the senate.
At uanother time he was called to ac
h- count for an alleged expression said to
x bas beeus made in regard to an Arkan-.
sau land case which was before the U.,
S8. senate..
te Catsee Make PrOtest. -
to Baton Rouge.-t wuld take a 1
n- terstate ommlsloa to settle the goes
tlon put up to Govoeranor Hall b citi
rl- ena of Webstar parish: letter to
t Ibe goverhor says: "WeMbster parlMsh
Shas voted a stock law, and the adjoi
k ing county of Arkansas has no stock
aw. The Arkansas cattle, unfettered
s by a stock .law, roam over the Louls
n, ana boundary and feed, while the
k- louisiana cattle are kept behind
Sfences."
It, LAnsing, Mich.-His hearty approval
- ef equal suffrage was declared by
Gov. Woodbridge N. Parris in his in
d augural address. He urged also va.
e- llous progressive measures and con
a- stitutional amendments providing for
l- rtscall of executive, legislative and ad
ministrative officers and the initiative
yI and referendum.
D ed was admitted by counsel for the de
fendants to be a matter of doubt, but,
Sthey expressed the belief that at leat
some of It could be procured-enough
to accomplish the liberation of Pres
Cent Frank M. Ryuan and a few others
until decision has been reached on an
al-peal for the filing of which thi
court allowed 60 days.
SHe £ook occasion to intimate that
it unndue haste was manifested ain Indiap
olI in committig8 the dofetmant t
i prMu.
NEW ORDER C1OM G
ELECTION OF OUR SENATORS BY
THE PEOPLE DIRECT IS AL.
MOST ASSURED.
CHANGE GENERALLY FAVORED
State Legislatures Are Expected to
Ratify the Constitutional Amend
ment-Provision for Federal Con
trol Has Not Been Eliminated.
By GEORGE CLINTON.
Washington.-If the states of the
Union, through their legislatures, do
what it is expected they will do, it is
virtually assured that every United
States senator sworn into office two
years from next March will present
credentials which are direct gifts
from the people.
Ten years ago if it had been sug
gested to the elders of the senate that
t in little more than a decade the exist
ing system of senatorial elections
would be a thing of the past they
would have said that such a thing was
only a dream of the dreamers. It
would have been too radical a proposi
tion then to have been received with
anything but smiles and some sneers
from the conservatives of the day.
The terms of thirty senators will ex
pire March 3, 1915, and it is entirely
probable that every one of their suc
cessors will be elected under a new
provision of the constitution which
will give the people the right directly
"to name their men." In a recent
dispatch the possibilities in the case
of the income tax amendment to the
constitution were discussed. The
amendment which provides that
United States senators shall be di
rectly elected by the people is in less
danger of defeat than its companion
tax amendment, although the latter
probably will successfully travel the
road to accomplishment.
Last Spring-May 13, to be exact
congress passed a joint resolution pro
posing the amendment to the consti
tution for the direct election of sena
tors. Three days later the secretary
of state received an embossed parch
meat copy of the resolution. It was
transmitted to the states of the Union
for ratification. The legislatures of
only two of the states have been in
session sinn the action of congress on
the amendment was taken. The leg
Islatures of Massachusetts and Mon
Sfan considered the resolution and
ratified it. What Massachusetts and
Montana have done it seems virtually
certain the other states will do.
No Opposition in Sight.
In January, 1913, the legislatures of
thirty-three states meet. This num
ber includes Massachusetts and Mon
tana, leaving thirty-one legislatures
in session whose duty it will be to
ratify or to reject the amendment
which will put senatorial elections di
rectly into the hands of the people.
Thirty-six states must ratify before
the amendment can take its place as
an added paragraph to the great docu
I meat If all the legislatures which
meet in January sanction the amend
meet it will be within three votes of
the adoption stage. There is no rea
l son to believe, in the litght of recent
advanced letgislation, that the legisla
ture of any state will withhold its ap
proval.
I1. by chance, objection should be
raised in some of the more conserva
tive comumonwealths there are still
fifteen legislatures to meet in January,
1914, and no leader of any party in
Washington seems to doubt for an in
stant that by Feb. 1, 1914. thb consti
tation of the United States fwill pro
vide for a new way to elect members
of the upper house.
Federal Control to Continue.
The Democatle party. through Its
Ileadera congress. voiced a desire
fo the direct choice of members of
the upper house, but it wanted to give
charge and supervision of the else
tios into ihe hands of the states. This
neither the Republicans nor the pro
grMsive Reaubftcans in the senate
wold stanud for. The house was Dem
oratio, and for a long time the upper
and lower house men were at logger
heads on the form whlch the amend
meet was to take, or rather on the
question of striling out the "federal
control provision."
the majority in the senate insisted
that the amendment should not change
in any way the article prescribing fed
oral authority over senatorial elec
tlons. The Joint resolution, as the
bouse passed it. gave the states abso
late authority. There was a yeaur's
delay before the Democratle majority
in the house yielded, and so it is that
the states today have an amendment
before them which does not interfere
in any way with the existing provision
of the constitution giving the federal
government the rights which it has
had for yeara
O'Gorman May Enter Cabinet.
James A. O'Gorman, Junior sena
tor from New York, is giving his
attention to the matter of trust leg
islation under the coming Demo
cratic administration. No one knows
definitely whether Mr. O'Gorman has
been asked by Mr. Wilson to devtoe
.lls attention to a study of a subject
which i certalin to trouble his party.
or whether the senator is at It of
his own will, but the fact that he is
directing his legal knowledge and his
commok sense to the matter makes
Washlngton believe that James A.
O'Gorman uas the next attorney gen
"ral of the United States is far from
eing an Impossibility.
The .New York senator said that
here is an undeniable demand for
amendments to the 8herman anti-trast
ut ant 'xtlre.itist on Ithoe ubl " .' t I
tlhhtion of thli ur,:it bui, . :
tl( is of the couitry.  Iit - :l : n
lth i l (of the cl!l.'I," tl:t !1 ot l t ::t (.!
tile" jtudge abItut hii ,. but Ihi \a1!
Ther' e are it) nlocrlts n. ho sty t ali
if .Mr. (it;ornian is ctrust d ith the
Work of fra'iing am. hdatlias to the
Sherman anti-trust lan' I,l:I;:tss lit' d
not tremble ill its boots ovtr the' out
come. The Iemocrats Who -ay this
are men who think that Mr. UGor
man belongs to the rtactilontry uele
ment in his party, but thu-ru, have
e been little perhaps in the judge 's r c
o ord or in his speeches to prove that
s the criticism is just.
Tariff Not Really First.
t In speaking of the forthcoming leg
Islatlon under the new adminiistration
the Democratic leaders in congress al
ways put the tariff first in place and
first in importance. When they talk
privately about legislation it appears
that few of them think that first place
in real business importance belongs
to the tariff. The tariff, in the minds
of the Democrats, seems to have the
first place in political importance
only.
The Democrats admit that the work
of revising the tariff will not be as
hard as the work of regulating the
trusts, although generally they do not
use the word regulating. Through a
long series of years the methods of
tariff revision have become well
known. The attempts finally to settle
the trust question all have failed, a
fact which perhaps is equally true of
the tariff, but at any rate so far as
customs are concerned, the Demo
crats know what they want to do,
while they do not know definitely
what they want to do with the trusts,
and they know nothing at all as yet
about how to do it.
The trust legislation problem will
be studied, not only by Mr. O'Gorman,
but by other Democrats in the house
and senate whose legal training is sup
posed to make them fit for the work.
There will be a hard winter and a
hard spring in the chambers of the
students of the problem of big busi
ness. What to do and how to do it?
s The Democratic party is anxious to
a know if Mr. Wilson, Mr. O'Gorman
and the rest can answer the quest
lions.
- May End Labor Disputes.
f- Representatives of both capital and
d labor, jedging from wat they have
d said about the matter for publication,
r seem to believe that the commission
on industrial relations which has just
been appointed by President Taft will
f be able after lanvestigation and study
to suggest some means for adjusting
labor disputes in the future and poe
e sibly for their avoidance altogether.
D The commission which President
t Taft appointed in accordance with an
. act of congress is made up as follows:
Senator George Sutherland, Utah;
* George B. Chandler, Rock Hills, Con
s necticut; Charles Simon Barrett,
G Union City, Ga.; -rederick A. Delano,
a of Chicago. president of the Wabash
. railroad; Adolph Lewisohn, New York
f city; P. C. Schwedtman, St. Louis;
Austin B. Garretson. Va.; John B
t Lennon. Bloomington, Ill.; and James
O'Connell. Washington. D. C.
It should not be understood that this
commission is to give its entire time
to the work of trying to And means to
prevent future conflicts between cap
1 Ital and labor. It has been given au
thority to go far afield in its inquiries
a and if it should satisfactorily clean up
the slate of difficulties which has bernt
given it, it probably will go down into
history as the greatest body of public
Sbenefactors ever given official life. It
is impossible that the commission can
do all that it is told to try to do, but
if it does one of the things committed
to it for solution ttprobably will get
something ef. a place in the history
of the economics of the country.
The commission will have the 00
operation of the department of com
merce and labor and it is empowered
Sto hold meetains -anywhere in the
United States. Each member will
Sdraw $10 a day as a salary and to this
will be added the actual expenses
while engaged in the work.
Barrett Representa Farmers.
I Labor conditions in agriculture form
one of the specifc study duties of the
I commissio. Charles Simon Barrett
Sof Union City, Ga., is known as the
president of the lPrmer.' Union. He
- Is recognized as the representative of
the farmers upon the commission.
while the labor representatives are
I expected to include in their duties the
Sproper gathering of facts concerning
the life of the agricultural laborers.
John B. Lennon and James O'Con.
nell are omcials of the American ped.
eratlon of Labor. Austin B. GaOurretaon
I of Iowa is the president of the Order
of Railway Conductors. Thbis order is
not aflllated with the American Fed
eration of Labor.
This is not the first industrial com
Smission which has been appointed by
a president of the United States. The
most famous one, which was not call
Sed an industrial commission, but was
B one in the highest sense, was that
Snamed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1902
Sto investigate the anthracite coal
in Pennsylvantna. Every man on that
commission was known to the coun
B try at large. The members of the
B present industrial commission are not
B so well known as those of the anthra.
- cite coal strike commission, but this
Sby no me5as is held to war against
a the chances of securing results. The
commission is an able body and every
t man selected for it is known in his
r particular field as a hard and-conascle
I tlons worhaker. .
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State News
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LOUiSIANA MINERAL REPORT
State Rich in R(s:utces-Stands High
as a Produ:in3 State.
i. N. 'm - , ce.
4 1'.'.:"tiz t,,1. - '1 :, IUnii I d states
I: n fnt 1-hu ! : ; L . ,eis; : i has
I\:thi i thi p,)tt !t * y.;irs *com e tor-*
'al i I`,'r( *ti!'x,,  a|S a Inlln 'rll ')ro*
r du i !:g tao
U1i ;1,e our and rock s:alt thte sates
staxtnd. first in the' t'nion whio. iws oil
Stdutilcti tn is a sour et. of gre.at wealth,
In ullphur (nd rock salt the state
cxrnt is as follows:
"l)uring the last t, n years Louisiana
Sh: anttained considerable promnin'nce
Sat ai Iminhr:al Iprducin, stale. After
1- tih sensatiotinl strike of oil at iloau.
d ucnt. Texas. in 1901, prospecting for
k petroleunm was actively carried on
' :ast of Snhin, river in Iouisiana, re.
e silting in the discovury and develop.
r cent of several pools in the vicinity
Sof .lennin;s.
e "`inec that time productive areas
e have been deceloped in many parts of
the state and Louisiana now ranks
k eighth among the states in the produe
' tion of petroleum. The ('addo district,
e opened in '!';le, is the principal pro
t ducer at the present time and of great'
a es promise for the fututre.
"According to the United States
lGological Survey, the production of
a petroleum in Loui-lana amounted to
f 6.841.395 barrels, valued at $3.,574,06
in 1910, and to 10.720,420 barrels, vale
Sedl at $5.,668.814, in 1911. In one re
r, spect Louisiana stands prominently
y first among the states. This is 'n the
s, production of sulphur. In 1904. the
it Fiench process for the recovery of suli
plhur from beds lying under a heavy
II cover of quicksand was put into uoU
1, cesful operation by the Union 3ul.
e phur Company, at Sulphur City, about
12 miles west of Lake Charles, in Cal.
. c.,sieu parish. Since that time aP
a proximately 1,000,000 tons of refined
0 sulphur have been recovered. Prior
i to this the only domestic source of
? sulphur in quantity in the United
0 Staees, was iron pyrites, from whlet I
n sulphuric acid is made direct. Nearty
' all the sulphur used was imported
from Sicily.
"In addition to petroleum and s0b
d plur Louisiana is an important pie,
0e ducer of rok salt, in which the -'
s. also ranks first. In the total produe.
n lion of salt, lpcluding that evaporated
it from brine, Louisiana ranks sixth
among the states.
y "The value of all the minerals pie
S duced in the state in 1911 was S1,
s 710.858, an increase of $2,590,965 ovel
1910."
t Baptist Paper Sold.
Winnfileld.-The Baptist Chronlol,
' published at Alexandria, the official
organ of the Baptist church in Louni)
ana, has changed hands. Rev. E. 0
h Ware, for the past 17 years corrne
k ponding secretary of the Baptist State
Convention, and one of the best known
i divines of north Louisiana, has pop
a chased the paper and assumed edt
toral control.
e To Hold Road Conference.
o Baton itouge.-A conference of core
. mittees representing Baton Roueg
a- Hammond and Covington in the Inter
e eats of a perfect road from the state
p capital to the ozone belt will be heold
a in the offices of the Board of Trade
o It Is a secob phase of the Sixth DIl
e trlet good roads campaign launched at
t the PFaquemine mass meeting somet
B time ago.
S Hearing In New Orleans.
S New Orleans.-Senator William Al
Sdea Smith, who is chalman of a sub
committee of the Senate Committee em
Foreign Relations, Inquiring into mat,
Sters appertaining to the relations oel
Sthebo United States with the Latla
SAmerican countries, arrived nto New
I Orleans to conduct a hearing at which
Sseveral prominent members of the is
, cal Latin-American colony are expeet
cd to appear.
B Lake Charles. - Simeon Ardol.
e charged with the murder of Sosteae
t Ortego, at Kinder, December 10, wes
* given a preliminary hearing and 1e
SIcased on $500 bond.
* Marshall Advises National Leglslatlon,
Chlcago.--Gov. Thomas R. Marshall
e o* Indiana, vice president-elect of the
U tlnited States, in reply to a request
for aid in a local crusade against ga.
Sbling, advocated national legislation
against gambling and promised his aid
in obtaining such laws. "It is too late ,
for me to chance my message to the
general assembly of Indiana," he wrote
to the leader in the anti-gambling wa
here, "but I suggest that You bring the
iratter before the incoming congreog
of the United States. I shall be glsad t
I 'nder you any assistance in stampll
out gambling."
2 Would Stop Overflows.
l Memphis. Tenn.-A proposition of
t protecting the vast delta sections in
A. Arkansas and Misissisippi front over
e flow and to place the Interxsate I.evee
st 4siociation on a sound blusine'-s-like
a. r'oting, was brvught before 24 o' the
is nost promisne Sl M~mphis b::s.neeU
it ,n \hieic thp speak- - were COt
E C. McD. Townsend, president of tao
7 i: is.ip.i I~:, r Commission, who
Stold cf the gvi w.nui..ts werk and
Salto of whlt mnight be done in futner
tince of a guirantee protection to land

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